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Burt's Bees

Citrus Facial Scrub

2.00 fl. oz. for $ 8.00
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Citrus Facial Scrub is an inelegant scrub whose abrasive agents are composed of nutshells whose uneven shape can cause tiny tears in the skin during use (in contrast, perfectly rounded polyethylene beads polish skin without this effect). Although the nutshells aren’t the best, they don’t make this product a poor contender. What does are the nutmeg and clove powders, which only serve to provide fragrance and irritate skin.

Jar Packaging: Yes
Tested on animals: No

Natural ingredients are blended to create this luscious facial scrub thats gentle enough for daily use. Recommended for all skin types.

Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Powder, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Carya Illinoensis (Pecan) Shell Powder, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Fruit Powder, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Powder, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Fragrance

Strengths: Inexpensive.

Weaknesses: Many products have potent fragranced formulas; several formulas packaged in jars, which compromises their ingredients.

With humble beginnings in the town of Bangor, Maine, Burt's Bees is a brand focused on natural-themed, earth-friendly skincare. Unfortunately, in many cases, this also translates to less than beneficial formulas as not all of the natural ingredients used are helpful for skin.

Many of the plant extracts and oils used in these products, including orange oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, pine tar, alcohol, lime oil, and balsam peru, are problematic for skin and present a significant risk of irritation or a sensitizing reaction. Both the intriguing philosophy and inexpensive products are attractive, but it takes more than that to establish reliable products that are good for skin. Its also important to consider the potential benefit (or potential harm) of the ingredients used.

There are some formulas to consider among the brands offerings, but some to be wary ofsee our individual reviews on Burts Bees products for more details.

For more information about Burt's Bees, call 1-800-849-7112 or visit www.burtsbees.com.

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